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Dido and Æneas

Series: 400th Anniv of Opera

Dido and Æneas

San-Marino, 1999, 800 L. 13 x 13 (1/4). multicoloured

Michel: 1813
Scott: 1437b
Stanley Gibbons: 1698
Unificato: 1654
Yvert et Tellier: 1606

Dido and Æneas is an opera by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, from a libretto by Nahum Tate. It comprises three acts and lasts about an hour. It is based on a story from the fourth book of Virgil's Aeneid, of the legendary Queen of Carthage Dido and the Trojan refugee Æneas. When Æneas and his crew are shipwrecked in Carthage, he and the queen fall in love. However, Æneas must soon leave to found Rome. Dido cannot live without him and awaits death.

Plots: Tate Nahum,  Vergilius

Dido and Æneas
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